Along a narrow and curved fjord, unusual only as wonders on the island of Hvar are, there lies Vrboska – the smallest town on the island.
But although it is the smallest town, Vrboska is the treasure of the island. Founded in the 15th century, it is often referred to as “Little Venice“ due to numerous small bridges.
From the entrance, which is its widest part, surrounded with thick pine forest, it narrows and curves into a canal along both sides of which are situated picturesque architectural objects of Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and Baroque style.
Narrow, curving streets, a pine forest, stone buildings and a small islet in the middle of the cove, bathed in sunshine and hidden in the depths of the bay. An image resembling those from old postcards.
This little place will bring back life to one's tired body, and necessary peace to one's spirit. Everyone can verify this by coming here.
The Vrboska area was inhabited even in ancient times, to which ruins of Roman buildings testify. It grew from a fishermen's village and harbour to a place called Vrbanj (hence its own name Vrboska) in 15th century, and into a small town whose beauty outshines even the bigger and better-known places on the island.
Vrboska is comprised of two parts. Pjaca (Eastern part) and Podva (Western part).
Typical Mediterranean local architecture which consists of small houses on both sides of the canal connected to old town houses from the periods of Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque, as well as old churches on one side of the canal and rich villas on the other side, give the place a special charm and warmth.
The rich fishermen's tradition in Vrboska can easily be seen in the local gastronomic offer. Healthy food from surrounding fields and freshly caught fish with home-made olive oil and aromatic herbs represent a unique gourmet experience.
Add a glass of one of Hvar's well-known wines and the experience is complete.